Synopses & Reviews
A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys who reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity.'
About the Author
Yukio Mishima was born in Tokyo in 1925. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University, School of Jurisprudence, in 1947. His first published book, The Forest in Full Bloom, appeared in 1944. He established himself as a major author with Confessions of a Mask (1949) and from then until his death he continued to publish novels, short stories, and plays each year. In 1970, at the age of 45, Mishima committed seppuku (ritual suicide) — a spectacular death that attracted worldwide attention. To this day, he is widely considered to be one of the great masters of modern Japanese literature.